LEAD (Leadership, Empowerment & Advocacy Development)
Leadership, Empowerment & Advocacy Development (LEAD) is a
program offered at Marymount Manhattan College where students
participate in workshops to enhance their leadership skills. Our newest
addition to LEAD, the Emerging Leaders Program, is geared towards
first-year students and is executed during the spring semester. In
addition, LEAD offers two retreats a year for all the clubs and
organizations at MMC, including the Core Council. At the culmination of
each academic year, LEAD brings student leaders together to recognize
their efforts and achievements at the Leadership Awards Banquet.
Each retreat serves to usher student leaders into the next phase of
their leadership experience throughout the academic year.
Emerging Leaders Program
- Fall Retreat: At the beginning of the
fall semester the LEAD program hosts the annual fall leadership
retreat. Student leaders work on developing the fundamental skills of
running an organization as well as cultivating networking relationships
with other student groups to foster collaborative campus-wide efforts.
Student leaders are encouraged to begin the implementation of their
goals from the spring budgeting process and begin the course of program
planning for the fall semester.
- Mid-Year Retreat: The Mid-Year retreat
presents our students with a unique opportunity as it is developed,
planned, and implemented by fellow student leaders. With consistent
oversight and advisement by the Student Development &
Activities staff, members of the Leadership Scholars cohort devise a
program plan that addresses relevant topics related to the development
of student clubs and organizations at MMC.
The Student Development & Activities Office at Marymount
Manhattan College executes the Emerging Leaders Program for first-year
students to teach, expand, and strengthen their leadership skills.
Through hands-on workshops, service, and a mentoring program, we hope
to foster and develop strong leadership in first-year students, thereby
encouraging them to demonstrate these skills and provide needed
leadership on the MMC campus now and for years to come.
Leadership Awards Banquet
At the end of each academic year, the Office of Student Development
& Activities hosts a ceremony to honor students, organizations,
programs and advisors on their accomplishments. Nominations are
collected from the MMC community and winners are selected by a
committee. All student leaders are encouraged to nominate themselves or